1. lifeaccordingtohan:

    Reblog if you’re in recovery from a mental illness. I want to find more blogs to follow of people going through similar journeys!

    (via notcrazyjustme)

     
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  3. You are allowed to grieve the years you lost to mental illness. You’re allowed to be mad that it happened to you. You’re allowed to pine after the person you might have been had it been different. But don’t let that get in the way of your growing into your new self and following a wholly new path for your life.

    (Source: acheloi-s, via nickifm)

     
  4. humorinrecovery:

    When people talk about psychiatric medications like they’re all evil

    YES

     
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  6. Don't ever hesitate. Reblog this. TUMBLR RULE. When you see it, REBLOG IT.

    1. The original post only has US helplines. I've added UK helplines underneath. It would be great if people could add numbers from everywhere in the world.
    2. Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696
    3. Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433
    4. LifeLine: 1-800-273-8255
    5. Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
    6. Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743
    7. Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438
    8. Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673
    9. Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272
    10. Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000
    11. Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253
    12. Child Abuse: 1-800-422-4453
    13. UK Helplines:
    14. Samaritans (for any problem): 08457909090 e-mail jo@samaritans.org
    15. Childline (for anyone under 18 with any problem): 08001111
    16. Mind infoline (mental health information): 0300 123 3393 e-mail: info@mind.org.uk
    17. Mind legal advice (for people who need mental-health related legal advice): 0300 466 6463 legal@mind.org.uk
    18. b-eat eating disorder support: 0845 634 14 14 (only open Mon-Fri 10.30am-8.30pm and Saturday 1pm-4.30pm) e-mail: help@b-eat.co.uk
    19. b-eat youthline (for under 25's with eating disorders): 08456347650 (open Mon-Fri 4.30pm - 8.30pm, Saturday 1pm-4.30pm)
    20. Cruse Bereavement Care: 08444779400 e-mail: helpline@cruse.org.uk
    21. Frank (information and advice on drugs): 0800776600
    22. Drinkline: 0800 9178282
    23. Rape Crisis England & Wales: 0808 802 9999 1(open 2 - 2.30pm 7 - 9.30pm) e-mail info@rapecrisis.org.uk
    24. Rape Crisis Scotland: 08088 01 03 02 every day, 6pm to midnight
    25. India Self Harm Hotline: 00 08001006614
    26. India Suicide Helpline: 022-27546669
    27. Kids Help Phone (Canada): 1-800-668-6868, Free and available 24/7
    28. suicide hotlines;
    29. Argentina: 54-0223-493-0430
    30. Australia: 13-11-14
    31. Austria: 01-713-3374
    32. Barbados: 429-9999
    33. Belgium: 106
    34. Botswana: 391-1270
    35. Brazil: 21-233-9191
    36. Canada: 1-800-448-3000
    37. China: 852-2382-0000
    38. (Hong Kong: 2389-2222)
    39. Costa Rica: 606-253-5439
    40. Croatia: 01-4833-888
    41. Cyprus: 357-77-77-72-67
    42. Czech Republic: 222-580-697, 476-701-908
    43. Denmark: 70-201-201
    44. Egypt: 762-1602
    45. Estonia: 6-558-088
    46. Finland: 040-5032199
    47. France: 01-45-39-4000
    48. Germany: 0800-181-0721
    49. Greece: 1018
    50. Guatemala: 502-234-1239
    51. Holland: 0900-0767
    52. Honduras: 504-237-3623
    53. Hungary: 06-80-820-111
    54. Iceland: 44-0-8457-90-90-90
    55. Israel: 09-8892333
    56. Italy: 06-705-4444
    57. Japan: 3-5286-9090
    58. Latvia: 6722-2922, 2772-2292
    59. Malaysia: 03-756-8144
    60. (Singapore: 1-800-221-4444)
    61. Mexico: 525-510-2550
    62. Netherlands: 0900-0767
    63. New Zealand: 4-473-9739
    64. New Guinea: 675-326-0011
    65. Nicaragua: 505-268-6171
    66. Norway: 47-815-33-300
    67. Philippines: 02-896-9191
    68. Poland: 52-70-000
    69. Portugal: 239-72-10-10
    70. Russia: 8-20-222-82-10
    71. Spain: 91-459-00-50
    72. South Africa: 0861-322-322
    73. South Korea: 2-715-8600
    74. Sweden: 031-711-2400
    75. Switzerland: 143
    76. Taiwan: 0800-788-995
    77. Thailand: 02-249-9977
    78. Trinidad and Tobago: 868-645-2800
    79. Ukraine: 0487-327715
     
  7. Soda pop fortune: “To reach distant places, one has to take the first step”.

     
  8. perkins-psychology:

    Bipolar disorder is one of the common mental disorders. Here are some facts about it.

     
  9. perkins-psychology:

    Some mental problems are heightened by, or even caused by high levels of constant stress. These are some of the effects it can have on your body, as well as your mental health.

     
  10. I journal. My grade 5 teacher taught me how and I’ve been doing it ever since. Before I received my diagnosis I only ever used one journal at a time, and I usually only wrote in it when I was upset, felt like writing a poem or song, or when there was a juicy piece of gossip (usually concerning crushes). I now have 3 journals I use, each with their own purpose.

    From left to right (not that it matters but visuals are fun):

    Journal 1: This is my “Book of Positivity”. In it I only write about positive observations, experiences, and self-praise.

    Journal 2: In this one I allow myself free range to bitch and gripe about anything and everything should I feel the need.

    Journal 3: This one I use for “work”. There’s 4 steps to each entry:

    1. I identify a particular issue that is causing me stress that day

    2. I write in detail about how it’s affecting my functioning

    3. I explore the possibility that I may be contributing to the problem and if I am I outline how and what I’m getting out of /not getting out of doing so

    4. I finish up with appropriate solutions and/or coping skills.

    This type of journaling practice has been helpful to me so I thought I would share my technique!

     
  11. Me every time I go to a family function.  They like to ignore the fact that I have special dietary needs….errrr maybe it’s more accurate to say they don’t believe my illnesses exist.

     

  12. bipolar-curious:

    "but you don’t seem bipolar"
    okay great the meds are working then

     
  13. perkins-psychology:

    For those who have trouble letting go of certain emotions, here are some helpful tips.

     
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  15. Is that it?

    So far my work has been pretty mundane compared to my training experience.  In school I was getting knives pulled on me, chairs thrown at me and I was having to talk razor blades out of people’s hands. I’ve counselled clients who were having sex with their pets, abusing their elderly parents, shoving mars bars up their anus, and in need of help in exorcising the devil from their penis and the whole time I’m like:

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    Jedi skill level poker face!

    Now, I’m dealing with scenarios such as, “I’ve got this family thing I’m super dreading, can we talk about that?” or “My kid was just diagnosed with ADHD, can you teach me a little bit about it?”

    I want to react like:

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    "Is that it?"

    AHAHAHAHA! Seriously?

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    ….

    …..

    …..I probably just jinxed myself.